Top 5 Ways to Support Infant Immunizations

National Infant Immunization Week takes place April 16-23, 2016, but Immunize Nevada is celebrating all month long! Join in by doing one or all of the top 5 ways to support infant immunizations.

Can I Get Help Paying for Shots?

Vaccines keep us healthy and protect us from catching devastating diseases. But what about the children who have parents who can’t afford vaccines?

The good news: The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most insurance companies to cover the cost of all recommended vaccines (including seasonal flu) without charging a deductible, copayment or coinsurance. Most are free as long as they are administered by an “in-network” provider.

Protect Babies: Get Vaccinated for Whooping Cough During Pregnancy

Infants are particularly susceptible to whooping cough — or pertussis, as it is more technically called. And parents are often the sources of the disease, unknowingly passing it on to their babies. 

Why is it Important to Follow the Newborn-to-2-Year-Old Immunization Schedule?

Newborn baby immunization schedule | Immunize Nevada

National Infant Immunization Week is a great time to highlight the importance of on-schedule vaccination. The CDC and medical experts created the childhood immunization schedule after thorough research and to help protect babies as early as possible from 15 preventable diseases.

Nevada Infant Immunization Week – April 16-23

National Infant Immunization Week

Nevadans will join with the rest of the country to celebrate Nevada Infant Immunization Week April 16-23, when we recognize the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.

The Truth About Vaccine Ingredients

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As parents, we recognize the importance of reading labels. I’m just as guilty as the next person: Follow me around the grocery store during my weekly shopping trip, and you’ll see that I’m definitely one of those people who stands in the aisles reading labels of every packaged food I buy, and I quickly reject anything that has a laundry list of ingredients with a lot of unfamiliar, unpronounceable items.

Debunking Vaccine Ingredient Myths

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It is true that some vaccine ingredients could be toxic…at much higher doses. But any substance — even water or the sun — can be toxic given a large enough dose. And at a very low dose, even a highly toxic substance can be safe. Just look at Botox — one of the most toxic substances known to hu­manity — which is injected in small quantities into a person’s face to reduce wrinkles.

Preventable Childhood Diseases are NOT a Right of Childhood

Lisa Dettling, who was instrumental in starting the Washoe County Coalition for Childhood Immunizations, which has since evolved into Immunize Nevada, shares why she made the decision to immunize her daughters on time and on schedule.